M1 Garand


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Schofield
February 28, 2009, 12:29 AM
I'm looking to buy several M1 Garands. Nothing fancy or historically significant. Just plain old military issue type M1 Garands. Anybody know where I can find some, or if such an animal even exists?

Thanks

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crazy-mp
February 28, 2009, 12:37 AM
http://www.thecmp.org/m1garand.htm - You will need to look at their requirements to see if you can order directly from them you may need to join a gun club


https://www.southernohiogun.com/index.php/ -call these people they usally have M1 Garands in their monthly fliers.

Gunbroker.com - usally has a few but be prepared to pay

Use the Rifle country on this web site and tell people you are looking for a M1

hso
February 28, 2009, 12:42 AM
I'm looking to buy several M1 Garands.

Well, that's a mighty ambitious goal considering that CMP has been running out of the finite supply of Garands that existed. As crazy-mp pointed out, you can't just order several Garands from CMP. You have to qualify to purchase.

Century made a bunch up out of parts and nasty cast receivers. You could probably find several of those.

HeavenlySword
February 28, 2009, 02:15 AM
Schofield?

Are you a professor of Chemistry?

wasr10owner
February 28, 2009, 11:22 AM
How much money do you have to spend? Springfield Armory M1 Garands cost around a thousand dollars each. You probably already know this though.

Schofield
February 28, 2009, 12:34 PM
I'm new to gun collecting. I thought that there were several manufacturers that still produce the M1. Springfield armory comes to mind (I'm not confusing the Garand with their M1A).

GRAYRID3R
February 28, 2009, 01:15 PM
The Garand Guy, Miltech, Fulton Armory, and CMP

30Cal
February 28, 2009, 02:38 PM
The CMP is the best route.

Springfield Inc (no relation to the former USGI arsenal) made reproductions for a while, but not anymore.

rovieairto
February 28, 2009, 03:50 PM
I love the rifles that the CMP sent me.
Qualifying for a CMP purchase requires you to:
1) Compete in a CMP sanctioned match (provide proof)
2) Belong to a range that sanctions matches.
3) Provide notarized proof of who you are.
4) Provide your states firearms purchace permit or CCW permit.

It's a good excuse to join a range and to start shooting matches.
IMO

krs
February 28, 2009, 03:56 PM
No manufacturer still produces the M1 Garand, but one does make a copy of an M1 Garand.

How much money do you have? I have 9 or ten of them in various configurations - historically correct, rebarreled and accurized - .762x51 or .30-06, restocked original appearance or fancy grade walnut, CMP all correct, CMP service and rack grades.

Want them all?

Here's a picture with a half dozen, and a closer picture of the fancy wood gun. I don't think I've ever taken a photo with all of them together like a family get together, and it would be all holy hell of a lot of work for me to do so so you'll just have to take my word that none are worse than these, and not better either. It's almost a 'seen one seen em all' sort of thing about Garands.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/twagger/guns/sixGarands.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/twagger/guns/PRETTY308.jpg

krs
February 28, 2009, 04:04 PM
Guess that last one ain't much closer after all.

supernac
February 28, 2009, 04:13 PM
I ordered my first M1 (service grade Springfield) from CMP about a month ago, I probably wonít see it for another 2 months. Prepare to wait if you want to go that route.

mm1ut1
February 28, 2009, 04:16 PM
Go to Gunboards.com. That is an excellent military firearms site and I have gotten many good deals on rifles there. There is a WTB section.

supernac
February 28, 2009, 04:19 PM
This came from the CMP today:

ORDER BACKLOG. Normally, we average receiving 2,000 - 3,000 sales orders per month and ship an order in 2-3 weeks. However, these are not normal times. Since October, 2008 we have been receiving 5,000 - 10,000 orders per month, which is several times normal. As a result, we are very backlogged and running several weeks behind on processing orders. Our staff is working up to 12 hours per day 7 days a week, and only today finished the 4,000 orders we received on 1 December alone (except for those 1 Dec orders with credit card or other problems). Customers with outstanding orders should expect orders to ship approximately 100 days from the date the order was received by CMP. We expect to recover from this surge in another 3-4 months (assuming the number of orders being received drops somewhat).

Schofield
February 28, 2009, 05:54 PM
Thank you very much. I've contacted CMP and made a purchase. Now all I need to do is wait 115 days. I'll post pictures... IN JUNE!

xx7grant7x
February 28, 2009, 08:02 PM
Dang I also recently ordered from CMP but haven't received a letter or anything, do they tell you they've received your order form and other paperwork or is it just a waiting game? It's been a couple weeks

TFS
February 28, 2009, 09:44 PM
It would be hard to find a better deal than the CMP. These three are Springfield service grades.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/TFSMITH/C%20and%20R/CMP_Garands_03655A.jpg

I'm very satisfied with the with them. Only problem is resisting ordering more.


Tom

PCGS65
February 28, 2009, 09:56 PM
xx7grant7x,this post might get deleted or reported for being off topic but the current wait at CMP is 100+ days due to Obama.
I placed an ordered on 12-7-08 and still haven't received it yet.
It depends on how you order if they confirm it. If it's by their e-store they confirm right away. By mail not so.

jpwilly
February 28, 2009, 10:08 PM
Get one from the CMP if you can. Otherwise go to the local fun stores and shows they usually show up there. Cabelas always seems to have a decent selection but you will pay more.

Got mine a while ago at a show...It's been rebarreled to 308 with a new Wenig Laminated Stock reparked NM sights Trigger Job etc...on a 1943 Springfield that has poor bbl and cracked stock. Great rifle Now.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/100_0957.jpg

whiskeytangofoxtrot
February 28, 2009, 10:58 PM
CMP, qualify, go Anniston or Camp Perry, pick out Garand goodness. Go home, strip, clean, and enjoy!

ar10
February 28, 2009, 11:13 PM
I got the same CMP email. They're pretty backed up from what I understand. Got mine though. :D:D:D:D

crazy-mp
March 1, 2009, 12:28 AM
Want them all?

No just the bottom one in the family picture :D

I am just like a little kid I WANT IT, I WANT IT, I WANT IT!!!!

Tinpig
March 1, 2009, 11:28 AM
Don't worry about the CMP delay. The anticipation just makes the day the FedEx truck rolls up that much sweeter. :)
Spend the time finding a sling and buttstock cleaning kit.
Also, be sure to order HXP surplus ammo from CMP, as the M1 is not designed for commercial loads. Get the 192 round can the first time. It's loaded on enbloc clips. Save the clips as you shoot, and get the 240 rd. cans from then on, load it on your clips.
90 days, 100, days, it's well worth the wait.
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/ccanhamjr/Guns/IMG_1793.jpg
CMP Field Grade 1942 Springfield, original barrel, great shooter

Tinpig

krs
March 1, 2009, 12:11 PM
No just the bottom one in the family picture

Pretty, isn't it? I was looking at Boyd's site and noticed the stock was in their 'rejects' (I don't think they call it that but don't remember what they call the section of their inventory where pieces or whole stocks are sold that were ordered but not bought, returned, or whatever). They had the stock and I called them and got them to agree to do their best to send me handguard pieces that were of the same graining or near as possible. So I decided to make one that was like a presentation grade. The rifle is a lot better in hand than it looks here in my crappy photos.

But you know something? I finished the rifle, and it's a .308/7.62 Fulton barreled accurate build as best I knew how to do - a real labor of love with all new Fulton pieces just so the metal finish would match (Clint makes everything pretty dark, like black) , and I don't like it all that much.

When it was done it just didn't seem like a military rifle any more.

My personal favorite is the one above it - also accurized, also Fulton Armory barreled but .30-06.
That one is just about perfect to me and of all that I have it'd be the keeper if the rest had to go. It will fire 1" groups, MOA, with almost no change when it heats up. I was knocking out high scores before Kaiser Permanente changed out a cataract in my dominant eye making me iron sight impaired - (you don't want me on THAT subject). That includes a fully correct not restored 1943 SA that I haven't even SEEN in about two years because I've got it buried so deep. That one isn't in the photo.

krs
March 1, 2009, 12:15 PM
BTW, the top four of those rifles in my photo are wearing 'service grade' wood as received from CMP, with some spirit staining to make them match closer, and good old hand rubbed boiled linseed oil finishes.
When I was building Garands the palm of my left hand used to look like boiled lobster. :)

When I was in basic I had the best looking M14 in the platoon, so this stuff comes almost naturally I guess - call me linseed, not hayseed. :D.

ar10
March 1, 2009, 12:30 PM
BTW, the top four of those rifles in my photo are wearing 'service grade' wood as received from CMP, with some spirit staining to make them match closer, and good old hand rubbed boiled linseed oil finishes.
When I was building Garands the palm of my left hand used to look like boiled lobster.

When I was in basic I had the best looking M14 in the platoon, so this stuff comes almost naturally I guess - call me linseed, not hayseed.

I've got a gallon can of the stuff at home. Old habits die hard. I use the stuff for just about everything.

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